The Philadelphia Story (1940)
“ As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. ”
The Wizard of Oz
“ The film’s construction shows how our lives, after we are gone, survive only in the memories of others, and those memories butt up against the walls we erect and the roles we play. There is the Kane who made shadow figures with his fingers, and the Kane who hated the traction trust; the Kane who chose his mistress over his marriage and political career, the Kane who entertained millions, the Kane who died alone. ”
Roger Ebert on Citizen Kane
holding in the tears reading this review
A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love.
“ I’m fairly often just completely happy. Like, for instance, when you get into a bath quickly and it’s just the right temperature, and you go ‘oooohhh’. I mean really no one gets any happier than that…because those sort of things happen all the time, whereas you’re hardly ever, you know, blissfully happy with the love of your life in the moonlight, and when you are, you’re too busy worrying about it being over soon, whereas the bath moments, there’s loads of those. ”
favourite films: Blue Valentine (2010)
Maybe I’ve seen too many movies, you know, love at first sight.
Jack loves Jill, Jill loves Jack. But Jack doesn’t love Jill in the same way. Jack never asked to be loved.
I came to Rosings with the single object of seeing you. I had to see you.
There was so little left to be done after he arrived at the preparation for the tea, that he was almost sorry the obligation of eating and drinking came so soon to prevent his watching Margaret. She handed him his cup of tea with the proud air of an unwilling slave; but her eye caught the moment when he was ready for another cup; and he almost longed to ask her to do for him what he saw her compelled to do for her father, who took her little finger and thumb in his masculine hand, and made them serve as sugar-tongs.
“ A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. ”
'Affectation of candour is common enough; - one meets it every where. But to be candid without ostentation or design - to take the good of every body's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad - belongs to you alone.'